International Participation: 2021 Call

The heart of our festival is international music and dance performers from around the globe. We will be joining artists in looking to come back even stronger after the disappointment of losing so many events worldwide in 2020.

There is still much uncertainty over 2021, but we will hope for improved conditions as we make initial plans for a return of our own event.

We welcome inquiries, recommendations and expressions of interest.

Important WMDF links and dates:

The planned festival dates are the same as always: August 5-11. Watch out for the rescheduled calendar of the Tokyo 2020 events (due to start on Jul 23), as planes may be more full and more expensive than usual. IOC officials have suggested that the Olympics will go ahead ‘with or without Covid’; we will wait to see what is possible for events with fewer resources.

Image credit: Vincent Le Moign, via WikiCommons

Posted on 2020/09/10 by FesDir


ボートの上でパフォーマンス? この夏に行う奇想天外なイベント「モーツ・アート」をご案内します。昨今の状況下、文化芸能に携わる多くの方々が発表の場を失い、それが長きにわたって続いています。世界各地にちらばる芸術祭ファン・アーティストから寄せられた「芸術祭のない夏なんて…」という声。それになんとか応えられないだろうかと考えに考え、たどり着いたひとつの結論が、この(普通じゃない)イベントです。


Posted on 2020/07/17 by Secretariat

Moat’s Art Announce

Performers in boats? We are happy to announce a new event for summer! We couldn’t let the town’s creativity and imagination go without a platform for so long… We heard from so many of our arts world friends that they would avoid a “geijutsu-sai”-free summer by holding their own small parties, that we knew we had to do something ourselves. Click below for details of this unusual event.

We also made some T-shirts with the theme “Doko-demo Geijutsu-sai” (everywhere is geijutsu-sai). Want to take part? Just arrange to bring some different worlds together, and be sure to send us a picture or two. More news coming here soon.

Posted on 2020/07/16 by FesDir